New on SymphonyNOW: debunking the quality-access debate

Posted on: February 24, 2012

What does it mean for an orchestra to really connect, not just with an audience, but with its community? This week on SymphonyNOW, League of American Orchestras President and CEO Jesse Rosen discusses “an exciting shift that is happening in our field, a shift away from the false debate between quality and access,” exemplified by Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s recent trip to Venezuela to collaborate with the young musicians of El Sistema, and the Knoxville Symphony’s expanding partnerships with local hospitals.

Also new this week, we highlight a particularly impassioned passage from ICSOM chairman and North Carolina Symphony bassist Bruce Ridge’s article in the Winter 2012 issue of Symphony, and a violinist gives the test run of an instrument from a decidedly 21st-century source—a 3D printer.

SymphonyNOW is the League’s new, online-only publication, with timely stories about orchestras every week. You’ll find SymphonyNOW on the right-hand side of the Hub homepage.

Posted February 24, 2012